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So far Michelle has created 375 blog entries.

The Spiraling Relationship between OCD and Schizophrenia

2020-10-09T19:34:44+00:00October 9th, 2020|guest post, guest blog|

In the world of mental health, we know it’s common to find multiple disorders grouped together. For example, depression and anxiety are often found together, as well as OCD and Schizophrenia. It can be difficult to properly diagnose when sufferers are dealing with multiple issues at once. Does this person need help with their [...]

What Do The Hallucinations Say?

2020-10-07T02:22:10+00:00October 7th, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

What Do The Hallucinations Say? Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis share what experiencing auditory hallucinations first hand is like. We also discuss why it can be inappropriate to ask someone what their hallucinations are saying. Having a person repeat what their hallucinations say can be triggering. It is better to focus on [...]

Police Were Called On Us

2020-10-01T02:29:38+00:00October 1st, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

Police Were Called On Us Police should not be called on someone when they are having a mental health crisis. In this video, Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis get real and share their experiences with police being called on them during a mental health crisis. Schizophrenia And [...]

What Schizophrenics Really Think About Words on Bathroom Walls

2020-09-27T17:54:28+00:00September 27th, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

What Schizophrenics Really Think About Words on Bathroom Walls We don't hold back. Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis were both approached to help promote this film (which features a character with #Schizophrenia) after it was ready to be released to theaters and after the production team noticed [...]

Schizophrenia Jenga

2020-10-01T02:10:13+00:00September 21st, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

S1 E3 Schizophrenia Jenga Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis answer Q&A questions about Schizophrenia while playing Jenga. Who will win? ... Questions were submitted by Students With Psychosis student leaders for our RETHINK gala back in March 2020. Jenga tower painted by the talented SWP advocate @Rivky [...]

What NOT To Say To Someone With Schizophrenia

2020-10-01T02:11:50+00:00September 6th, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

S1 E2 What NOT To Say To Someone With Schizophrenia Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis are going over what is appropriate and what is not OK to say to someone with Schizophrenia or Psychosis. Schizophrenia And The City The Podcast Schizophrenia And The City is a podcast [...]

My Story Of Dating With A Mental Illness

2020-08-28T17:46:12+00:00August 28th, 2020|Videos, collaboration, Michelle Hammer|

Dating With A Mental Illness With Michelle Hammer & Carolyn Rossiter Michelle and Carrie are a married couple in their early 30's living in New York City. Michelle has Schizophrenia. Carrie has Anxiety and Depression. How do they make their relationship work? In this video, Michelle and Carrie answer viewers' questions on what [...]

Schizophrenia And The City

2020-08-26T02:07:47+00:00August 26th, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

Schizophrenia And The City The Podcast Schizophrenia And The City is a podcast and video series hosted by two New York City women Michelle Hammer and Cecilia McGough spilling the tea about their lived experiences with schizophrenia and life in NYC. Topics cover a range of everyday New York City life from dating [...]

Interview with the Director of ‘Words on Bathroom Walls’

2020-07-27T02:51:06+00:00July 27th, 2020|collaboration, writing|

by Michelle Hammer Described as an American Drama, Words on Bathroom Walls follows Adam after he is expelled from high school following a schizophrenic episode and enters a new school where he begins following his interests of becoming a chef, falling in love, and figuring out how to navigate the world after his diagnosis. [...]

Psychotic Episode Caught On Camera

2020-07-10T19:04:57+00:00July 10th, 2020|Michelle Hammer, Videos|

This video features the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC,  Michelle Hammer, a Schizophrenic girl living in New York City. She set up a video security camera to record herself having psychotic episodes, to show that they are not dangerous, or violent. What did you learn from this video?

Early Symptoms Of Psychosis

2020-07-07T22:40:12+00:00July 4th, 2020|QandA|

Schizophrenic.NYC teamed up with Students with Psychosis and will be asking students a series of questions. Here is the first. On Instagram, we asked the question, "What Were Your Early Symptoms Of Psychosis?" These are the answers. "Religious Messages From GOD" @Ashtea553 "Often Times I Would Remain Silent" @MYMINDMATTERS.JPG "I [...]

What Does “Don’t Be Paranoid, You Look Great” Mean To You?

2020-06-22T15:50:07+00:00June 22nd, 2020|QandA|

Schizophrenic.NYC's main slogan since the beginning has been "Don't Be Paranoid, You Look Great." At first, we didn't even have merchandise that said that slogan, however due to popular demand, we started a whole collection. On Instagram, we asked the question, "What does 'Don't Be Paranoid, You Look Great.' mean to you?" These are [...]

Base Camp Podcast | The Voices in Your Head | Part 1

2020-05-22T16:15:13+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Michelle Hammer, interview, podcast|

Michelle Hammer, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC was interviewed on Base Camp Podcast.  Sam and Jasmine talk to experts about inner speech (sometimes called the internal narrative) after reading a suspicious tweet. Fun fact: some people have an internal narrative and some don't As in, some people's thoughts are like sentences they "hear", and some [...]

NAMI-NYS Perspectives Featuring Michelle Hammer

2020-05-15T00:21:36+00:00May 15th, 2020|interview, Michelle Hammer|

The NAMI-NYS Perspectives series features perspectives from a wide range of guests from our community including prominent figures, NAMI-NYS leaders, and general NAMI-NYS members. This episode features Michelle Hammer and Cecilia McGough.

You Can Criticize Trump, but Don’t Call His Actions ‘Schizophrenic’

2020-04-29T15:14:52+00:00April 29th, 2020|writing|

by Michelle Hammer Living in New York City these days has meant living in fear. One constant has been the daily briefings from New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo gives an update about new cases of COVID-19 in the city and information about how New Yorkers can stay safe. All in all, he has been great during this [...]

5 Tips for COVID-19 Isolation and Mental Health

2020-04-22T19:18:30+00:00April 22nd, 2020|guest blog, guest post, writing|

by Nathan Shuherk I’m not sure I ever uttered the exact phrase, “2020 is going to be my year,” but I likely said something similar enough. And while the sentimentality was nice, it now seems daft. April 2020 is starting, finally. March seemed to last an entire decade, and the concept of a fun, [...]

The Mind Mate Podcast Featuring Michelle Hammer

2020-04-13T16:05:43+00:00April 13th, 2020|interview, collaboration, Featured, Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Tom Ahern is a counsellor and founder of ‘Mind Mate Counselling’, an online counselling program for driven individuals who are ready to establish a vision for their lives and reduce anxious thoughts. As a counsellor, Tom Ahern has a specific interest helping people with trauma related issues—and its many branches which include OCD, panic [...]

4 Sleep Hygiene Techniques. Why Is It Important For Mental Health?

2020-04-13T15:31:10+00:00April 13th, 2020|collaboration, facts, Gabe Howard, infographic, Michelle Hammer|

Sleep Hygiene Sleep hygiene is developing necessary habits to allow for good nighttime sleep quality which leads to feeling rested and alert all day. Check out the Sleep Hygiene Infographic below.

Visceral Concepts Podcast Featuring Michelle Hammer

2020-04-11T14:13:28+00:00April 11th, 2020|podcast, collaboration, interview, Michelle Hammer|

Listen to Schizophrenic.NYC Founder, Michelle Hammer on Visceral Concepts Podcast! Welcome to episode 96! In today's podcast Visceral Concepts Founder Michael McNew is joined by special guest Michelle Hammer of Schizophrenic.NYC, a fashion brand focused on creating conversations around mental health. She's got some great knowledge, ideas, and advice for small business owners who [...]

Interview by MeganWritesEverything.com

2020-04-07T14:25:03+00:00April 7th, 2020|interview, Michelle Hammer|

by Megan Griffith Michelle is the founder of Schizophrenic NYC, a mental health advocacy clothing line operating out of New York City. Previously an award-winning graphic designer, in May of 2015 Michelle decided she wanted to work for herself and do what she could to end the stigma against mental health conditions. She created Schizophrenic [...]

How Physical Health Affects Mental Health

2020-04-02T22:46:45+00:00April 2nd, 2020|collaboration, guest post, photo shoots|

- Guest Post by Christine Coen, NYC Based Functional Nutrition Dietitian & Fitness Specialist Eight years ago I was hired for my dream job as a Personal Trainer and Dietitian. It was also the year I was hit with my first experience with depression, anxiety and binge eating disorder. Before this, exercise and eating [...]

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